A Village Market
A village market is a place where the villagers meet to buy and sell their necessary things. The villagers gather there for gossiping too.
A village market is generally located in a place where communication and transportation are easy to and from various places. Generally it sits by the side of river, near a railway station or by a big road.
There are two types of village markets- one sits every morning and breaks up before noon. It is called ‘bazar’. Usually a few buyers and sellers come to bazar everyday. The other type is ‘hat’. The hat sits once or twice a week. Many people come to hat for different purposes. Normally, the hats sit in the afternoon and breaks up after evening. There are some permanent and some temporary shops in the village market. Temporary stalls are built only before the market starts. Many stalls have no roof at all. The permanent stalls are usually lying in rows. Shops selling articles of similar type sit together. Fish, milk, vegetables, spices, rice etc. are sold in open places. Other articles are sold in permanent shops. The hat of cattle and goats places separately.
The village doctor’s chamber is a common scenario in the village market. The poor villagers come to them and get treatment in all their sickness and diseases with less expense. Tea stalls in the village market remain open all day long and upto late at night. People sit there, drink tea and discuss their matters of common interests.
A village market is very important and significant both from social and economic point of view. Farmers sell their products and earn their living here. On the contrary, people can obtain their daily necessaries in a village market. It is also a meeting place for them. Thus a village market contributes to increase peace, love and amity among the villagers.
Many of our village markets lack proper sanitation system and healthful environment. If their condition can be improved, they can play more important role in our national economy.